Dr. David Schanzlin, MD

Dr. David Schanzlin, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. David Schanzlin, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology.

8910 University Center Ln Ste 800

San Diego, CA 92122

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Herpetic Keratitis
normal
more than 77% of peers
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
normal
more than 69% of peers
Eye Infections
normal
more than 52% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

24  Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Ulcer

8  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • University Chicago-Resident In Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Of Chicago-Chief Resident In Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of California, San Francisco-Nei Special Research Fellow, Cornea and External Disease Uveitis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Pittsburgh-Heed Fellow, Cornea & External Diseases
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Teacher of the Year, UCSD Department of Ophthalmology, 2001
  • Top Doctors in San Diego Award, San Diego Magazine, 2009
  • VISX Star for Outstanding Achievement in Laser Correction, 1997
  • Service Certificate, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1987
  • Travel Award, Fight for Sight, Inc., 1976
  • "Top Doctors in San Diego Award," San Diego Magazine, 2005
  • M.D. Cum Laude, 1975
  • VISX Star for Outstanding Achievement in Laser Correction, 1999
  • "Best Doctors in America Award" Consecutively listed since 1992, 2007
  • "Top Doctors in San Diego Award," San Diego Magazine, 2007
  • Barraquer Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2003
  • VISX Star for Outstanding Achievement in Laser Correction, 2001
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists - Consumers' Research Council of America, 2008
  • Lans Lectureship, 1992
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1988
  • U.S. Public Health Service Research Award, 1979-1980
Media & Publications

Dr. Schanzlin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schanzlin's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schanzlin to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Schanzlin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I just had my Lasik done with Dr. Schanzlin and I had the best experience ever from New Vision. Right from the very beginning of my consultation and through all my follow ups they have been with me every step of the way. They explain every detail of what to expect and answered all of my questions....more
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I had a great experience from beginning to finish. Dr. Schanzlin was great as well as all his staff, especially Jaimie Quenga!! Highly recommend!!
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Dr schanzlin created an over-the-top positive experience for me. He is highly skilled and his bedside manners are a plus. My eyesight is greatly improved. He and his entire staff is awesome.
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